Puzzle 2 - The Gospel according to John Chapter 11


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1 Lazarus was bound with these.
5 He who believes in Jesus, though he may die, he shall _____.
6 This woman was the first to meet Jesus when He arrived at Bethany.
8 Whoever believes in Jesus shall never what?
10 In Bethany, this man was sick and dying. 
11 Lazarus was buried in a ____ with a stone against it.
12 Jesus said plainly, "Lazarus is ______." 
14 Jesus is the _______ and the life.
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2 This person was high priest that year.
3 The Pharisees had given a command that if  Jesus were found, they should report it so that they might ____ Him.
4 The Jew leaders declared that it would be expedient that one man die for the ______.
7 Lazarus was dead ____ days. 
9 Jesus told His disciples that their friend Lazarus ______ and that He would wake him up.
13 Jesus stayed where He was this number of days before deciding to go to Bethany in Judea

John chapter 11

 Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha, were friends of Jesus. When Lazarus fell ill, his sisters sent a message to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick." When Jesus heard the news, he waited two more days before going to Lazarus' hometown of Bethany. Jesus knew that he would do a great miracle for God's glory and, therefore, he was not in a hurry.

When Jesus arrived in Bethany, Lazarus had already been dead and in the tomb for four days. When Martha discovered that Jesus was on his way, she ran to Him and fell at His feet weeping.

"My Lord," she said through sobs. Jesus reached down and helped her up. "My Lord," she repeated, trying to speak through her tears. "If only you had been here. My brother would not have died."

"Your brother will live again," Jesus said with quiet confidence. "Yes, yes. I know that he will rise again at the resurrection. I know that, but he has been dead four days now," Martha said. Jesus looked into her eyes and said, "Martha, I am the resurrection; I'm the life. If you believe in me, even if you were dead, you would live again. And whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

Martha wiped her eyes and nodded. "Yes, Lord. I believe you are the Son of God, who has come to this world."

Martha soon turned and ran back to her house. She ran inside and found Mary among some other women, comforting her. She pulled her sister aside and told her privately that Jesus was coming and wanted to see her. Mary looked at Martha for a moment, then ran out of the house. Martha followed. Soon the other women and men the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her thinking she is  going to the grave to weep.

When Mary found Jesus, she ran to him, tears flowing. She fell to His feet and cried, "Lord, if you were here, Lazarus wouldn't have died!" Mary began to weep again and her sister and the other woman wept with her and tried to comfort her.

Jesus looked on and groaned inside. It hurt Him to see them so sad. The Jews with her were also weeping and mourning. Deeply moved by their grief, Jesus wept with them. He asked where they had buried him, and they took Him there. Then He wept with them. The others there talked among themselves saying, "Look at how much He loved him! He cries over his death."

When they came to the grave, which was a cave with a stone covering it, Jesus said, "Take the stone away."

"But, JESUS," Martha objected. "He has been dead four days now; his body will stink."

Jesus turned to her and said, "Didn't I tell you that if you believed, you'd see the glory of God?"

Strong men took the stone away. Then Jesus looked up toward Heaven and prayed: "Father, I thank you that you have heard Me. I know that you hear me always, but because of people that stand by, I said it, and that they may believe you have sent me."

When Jesus had said these words, all was silent. Then He cried with a loud, authoritative voice:

"LAZARUS, COME OUT!"

Suddenly, Lazarus walked out of the dark cave, still wrapped from head to foot in bandages, which were considered grave clothes then.

"Take the wrappings off, and let him go," Jesus said with a smile.

Many of the Jews who came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on Him.

Many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But not all were happy in these happenings, some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin.

“What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs. If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”

Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”

He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. So from that day on they plotted to take his life.

Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the people of Judea. Instead he withdrew to a region near the wilderness, to a village called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples.

When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover. They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple courts they asked one another, “What do you think? Isn’t he coming to the festival at all?” But the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who found out where Jesus was should report it so that they might arrest him.

 

Answer to Puzzle no 1

 

1.      OF THE KINGDOM

2.      TRANSFIGURED

3.      SIMON PETER

4.      REVELATION

5.      SAY THAT I AM

6.      PROPHETS

7.      AS THE SUN

8.      CAESAREA,

9.      JOHN THE BAPTIST

10.  SATAN

 

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